Thursday, January 31, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
This one was for my Oma...
This one I made for my Mother-in-law
I also finished my table runner! This project is the one that my sister and I surprised eachother with when we went to BC. We both had two of the same fabrics but made whatever we wanted. I hand quilted this one and really like the way it turned out.
And now I've started on a project I've been planning to do for a long time. A quilt for Anneke. I've been collecting purple fabrics for a few years and after finally getting all the 2" squares cut I'm starting to piece it together. I am making a pattern called "Road to St. Louis". So far I have all 768 squares into 4 patches. It's coming along much quicker than I had thought. Here are Anneke and Lukas watching and saying, "This is my favorite fabric of all of them!" But then when the next ones come through another one becomes the favorite.
A whole chain of purple...
Today I spent the day doing a machine quilting coarse. It was really nice and I learned a lot. We made this square doing some straight stitching and the rest free motion. I found the hardest trying to follow the feather pattern in the middle. I think machine quilting just needs lots of doing and the better you get. It's pretty hard to see on the pictures but maybe you can get an idea.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
and Monday was his Mom's big 6-0!
What a blessing from our Heavenly Father to reach such milestones in your lives. Our prayer is that you both continue to grow in faith and live to glorify His name even with the struggles of daily life!
I have a few pictures of some finished quilting projects but our computer is extremely slow lately when it comes to down and up-loading them. So that'll be for another day.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
We had a very nice holiday. Conrad was home mostly which was really nice. On Christmas day we had a worship service in the morning followed by a singsong with the choir (of which I'm part of) performing a few pieces, a few solos and some congregational singing. The rest of the day we spent with friends and had a very nice, relaxing Christmas day. On Boxing Day we had a potluck with my relatives in Ontario. The rest of the week was spent playing games, quilting :), reading etc.
Now it's back to normal, well mostly. The kids were all sick with fevers and colds for a few days but seem to be on the mend today.